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Lately, I’ve been crocheting a lot of 12″ crochet blanket squares. They’re so fun and quick to make!
Since I don’t have a finished blanket yet though, I wanted to be sure to have some more fun patterns to look at, so you can make a whole afghan or blanket!
Free Crochet Afghan Block Patterns
This fun 12″ afghan block uses bobbles to create a quilt-like effect using texture instead of color. These would be super fun to make and arrange in all sorts of variations for a crochet quilt.
Quilt Block Full of Bobbles – Salty Pearl Crochet
The second pattern in my Quilt Block Bobble Square Series features all over bobble stitch texture. You’ll be able to create even more fun and unique quilt-inspired patterns with this square.
This crochet version of the log cabin quilt block features stripes of shell stitches that alternate colors and directions. I love the way the shells make this block look so unique!
Simple crochet textures add just a tiny bit of interesting texture to this fun crochet blanket square pattern.
Post stitches and chain spaces create a fun sand dollar motif in the center of this crochet afghan block pattern.
The Autumn Beauty Square features a floral motif with a textured puff stitch center, that was inspired by sunflowers.
The raised shell stitching makes for great texture and the single crochet border creates the perfect frame for this afghan square. The stitches remind me of flowers in this color combination, but there could be so many more cute variations!
This afghan square is completely customizable with colors of your choosing, and the flower petals can be left off to fit anyone’s preference.
With the Secret Garden textured floral square crochet pattern has 2 different options: A flat version, and one with more texture and embellishment. The elegant floral motif on this afghan block will add a feminine touch to any crochet blanket.
With the combination of basic stitches and color changes, the Mandala Galaxy square creates a beautiful design to add to any afghan.
The windmill effect of this afghan square is created with front-post stitches, and is really emphasized with the ombre color change.
This square is made with 3-double crochet shells that form a sort of diamond pattern, which is where its namesake Harlequin comes from. It is a customizable square as you can keep adding rows to your desire similar to a traditional granny square.
Esme’s Winter Cottage square combines many basic and intermediate stitches to create a beautiful afghan square that gives a quilted look. It
The Neverending Wildflower granny square is worked together as one piece with the flower as the centerpiece and a traditional closed granny square as its border.
This afghan square uses cluster stitches to create a flower look and a v-stitch to create leaves for the flowers. You could really play on this to create a garden motif for the afghan square.
The Cable Flower square uses bobble stitches and front-post stitches to create the texture and raised shape of the flower.
The Farmhouse square offers a beautiful and textured stripe pattern. The color combinations are endless for this afghan square.
This afghan square was inspired by a Zinnia flower and loosely resembles the bloom with many petals that create a gorgeous texture.
The shifting stitch patterns and unique construction of this afghan square create layers of texture converge in the center, hence the name. You could use one color for subtlety of texture or multiple colors to emphasize it.
This afghan square uses front-post stitches to create its textures and uses basic half-double and double crochet stitches throughout the rest of pattern.
The Ombre Flower Garden square uses a few intermediate crochet stitches to create its flower motif.
This afghan square uses bobble stitches, front-post stitches and back-post stitches to create its fun texture.
The Joyful Afghan square uses front-loop only stitches to create the border around each color. It almost creates a stained glass kind of look, the way the white outlines each color in the middle of the square.
The Across the Universe granny square is an easy to crochet afghan square that features crossed double crochet stitches worked in rounds.
The Eye of the Storm square offers a whimsical theme for an afghan square, combining its texture with multiple colors creates a one of a kind look.